MARC LAPIERRE

EXPERIENCE DIRECTOR & CO-FOUNDER VWP

Marc has been passionately planning travel excursions for his family and friends since his first backpacking trip in Ireland when he was 18 years old. Though he is slowly trading in the hostel for more refined accommodations and experiences, he hasn’t lost sight of the one thing that hostels will always do better than any 5-star hotel: create a sense of community and friendships with travelers of all backgrounds. With this in mind, Marc scouts out unique accommodations and experiences that blend comfort and elegance while encouraging communication and connection.

His favourite trip he has ever planned was his wedding for 40 guests in Venice, Italy, followed by his 3 week honeymoon. His wife thought it was an alright time too.

Marc is excited to bring his enthusiasm for travel planning to The Vacation With Purpose™ brand in 2019, and is already scouting out some 2020 and beyond locations!

In addition to working with The Passion Centre, he is a director of Client Services for a FinTech company, overseeing executive relationships and projects in large strategic accounts. He also pursues his other passion for fiction writing on the side, and hopes to have his first published work out in the next 12 months! (Go Marc!!)